There was no let-up in the intense cold conditions in the north and northwestern parts of India. In last couple of days temperature is falling quiqkely. Srinagar recorded its lowest temperature in eight years, while some places reported traffic disruptions as fog reduced visibility.
A cold wave gripped capital Delhi too as frosty winds from the snow-clad western Himalayas brought the minimum temperature down to 3.2 degrees Celsius. A dense fog blanketed some parts of the city, lowering visibility to 50 metres and affecting traffic movement. The cold waves has affected the common life.
“Hence, Cold Day/Severe Cold Day conditions very likely to continue in many pockets over Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and in some pockets of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during next 3 days,” it said.
Cold wave to severe cold wave conditions are also likely in many pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; in some pockets East Rajasthan and in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan during next 3-4 days, the IMD said.